What’s that I hear you cry? A wreath? Not at Christmas? Oh yes we totally went there! And while we’re on the subjects of unique wreaths do you guys remember our DIY candy wreath and our super sparkly sequin wreaths from last year?! We loved them making them so much that we thought why not…Details
Those of you that read our blog regularly will by now have realised we are slightly obsessed with Mexico and its culture, especially Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead as some of you might know it. Once only celebrated in Mexico, the holiday is now celebrated around the world in honor of deceased loved ones. In Phoenix Arizona, there is small a unique Spanish village that is the inspiration for today’s styled shoot. It wonderfully captures the essence of this colorful celebration with vibrant flowers, fruits, layered linens, candles and of course- skulls.
There are so many things I love about this shoot, but I immediately fell in love with the couples sugar skull makeup. It looks so unique! Of course if this isn’t your thing there is still a ton of inspiration to be had, from the tabletops decorated in mounds of fruit, themed cocktails and even a churro cart.
With such beautiful and vibrant decor it’s easy to forget that at the core of Dia de los Muertos is an ancient tradition from which we can also take inspiration when it comes to honoring lost loved ones at a wedding. This can be in a number of ways from lighting a candle in memory, or creating an altar with photos of loved ones.
We all know too well that buying decorations can quickly add up, whether it be for a Halloween party or for a wedding, finding alternative ways to upcycle can be a great way to save yourself some money! That being said, with Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos just around the corner we thought it would be ace to offer up a DIY that won’t cost you a penny!
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If you are as obsessed with Mexico and its culture as we are, then you might also be thinking of weaving a little Mexican flair into your wedding day? Is that you? Well, today’s wedding is going to be right up your ‘calle’ (street). Claudia & Jason’s DIY Spanish inspired celebration features the most amazing colorful ceremony altar, which also served as their reception backdrop and the bride, keen to share her Mexican heritage had her mum fly in her statement shawl and belt along with many other cultural items for the day. Check it out!Details